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Kuwait & US in joint exercises to counter foreign terror threat

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Kuwait Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Mohammad Khaled Al-Kheder met in his office on Thursday his counterpart at the US Central Command Lt Gen Michael X. Garrett and his accompanying delegation. During their meeting, both sides discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen military cooperation, in addition to other topics of mutual interests, Directorate of Moral Guidance and Public Relations in the Ministry of Defense said in a press statement. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief of Staff General Abdullah Nawaf Al-Sabah, Joint Training Director Brigadier Fawaz Al-Harbi, and the head chief of the Military Cooperation office in US Embassy of Kuwait Brig Gen Randolph J. Staudenraus. (KUNA)

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at Ministry of Interior disclosed that the military training program titled “Guard who cannot be defeated” kicked off on Thursday, Aug 9, and will continue for ten days, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

The department explained that officers from Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense and the National Guard are participating in the training along with 400 soldiers of the American Army. The training program involves scenarios that facilitate joint response for confronting overseas terrorist attacks.

It is aimed at exchanging experiences among the security and military institutions of Kuwait and friendly countries, and at creating a united and integrated strategic security system that enhances the capability and readiness of the participating bodies. It includes tactical trainings as well as implementation of attack and defense plans.

Meanwhile, the American Embassy in Kuwait revealed in a press statement that 400 American soldiers will join the Kuwaiti forces for participating in the training program, which is based on coordination between the United States General Command and other American bodies and Kuwaiti government. The embassy affirmed that the training program will be carried out in specific remote sites located throughout Kuwait with limited participation of the headquarters of MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud
Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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